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Lemon Loaf Recipe with Homemade Glaze

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Easy Lemon Loaf Recipe with Homemade Glaze

This delicious Lemon Loaf Recipe is a great addition to your home-baked goods recipes. A delicious loaf with a light glaze is an ideal snack or treat!lemon loaf and slices with glaze

I don’t know about you but my family and I LOVE a good lemon loaf, it’s like we’re addicted to it. Whether I make it with poppy seeds or without I always have to make at least a double batch because they simply don’t last around here.

If you’d like some more lemon-y goodness make sure to check out our No-Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes recipe, they are delicious and oh so easy to make.

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Can you freeze a lemon loaf?

You sure can, I prefer to use a vacuum seal bag on the gentle setting. I need to remember the next time I make this lemon loaf recipe to make a quadruple batch so that I can actually freeze one or two of these lemon loaves before they’re all gone. They are simply divine to have on any day to be honest but if I don’t put some away and freeze it they are gone within a couple of days. lemon loaf with lemons in the background

Is it lemon pound cake?

It depends on who you ask I think but in my opinion this is the same as a lemon pound cake. There are a zillion recipes out there but I like this one because it’s the perfect amount of lemony-ess and easy to make.

What do you need to make a lemon loaf?

Ingredients for the loaf

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs, room temperature
  • Butter, softened
  • Lemons
  • Whole MIlk

bread pan

Ingredients for the glaze

  • Confectioners’ sugar also known as icing sugar
  • Milk

Items you need to make the lemon loaf

  1. 8×4 loaf pan
  2. Large mixing bowl
  3. Wire rack

glazing lemon bread

How to make the lemon loaf

  1. Sift together all dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until creamy. Add butter and mix thoroughly, followed by the lemon juice and zest.
  2. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. 
  4. Make the glaze and pour over cooled lemon loaf. Top with lemon zest if you wish. 

lemon loaf with milk

What can you serve this lemon loaf with?

It’s great with tea, coffee a glass of milk or if you love lemon loaves as much as we do, all by its lonesome, all that lemon-y goodness. 

Is the lemon loaf easy to make?

Yes it is, as long as you follow the instructions. Don’t veer from the instructions unless you’re a pro at making lemon loaves. Once you’ve made it a few times you can play around with it if you like. Until then it’s great as is. lemon loaf

Let’s get to the full recipe and instructions now shall we?

Yield: 1 loaf

Lemon Loaf Recipe with Homemade Glaze

glazing lemon bread

This delicious Lemon Loaf Recipe is a great addition to your home-baked goods recipes. A delicious loaf with a light glaze is an ideal snack or treat!

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Lemon Loaf

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter (approx. ½ cup), softened
  • Juice and zest of one lemon (approx. 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp lemon zest)
  • ½ cup whole milk

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice (or more if needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8x4 loaf pan with butter and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until creamy.
  5. Add butter and mix thoroughly, followed by the lemon juice and zest.
  6. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Mix together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Use enough lemon juice to make it a pourable glaze. Pour over cooled loaf. You can top with lemon zest if you like. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

You can add more lemon zest to the batter and also on top of the glaze if you want a more lemon-y test.

If you use lemon extract, use less and note that the taste is not the same but it's an alternative. If you don't have fresh lemons then yes the lemon juice in the bottles can be used but fresh lemons are the best.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 5g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

glazed lemon pound cake

What do you think does that look easy or what? I’m already drooling and wondering if I have some lemons in the fridge to make another batch!

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This delicious Lemon Loaf Recipe is a great addition to your home-baked goods recipes. A delicious loaf with a light glaze is an ideal snack or treat!

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If you try this lemon loaf make sure to come back and let us know how you liked them. 

 

By on April 2nd, 2020

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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31 thoughts on “Lemon Loaf Recipe with Homemade Glaze”

  1. This looks tantalizing. I’d make it today if I had a lemon (I have all the other ingredients). I do have a bottle of lemon juice, but since you said don’t tinker with the recipe I won’t try that substitution. I guess I’ll have to wait….something to look forward to ….

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  2. This looks amazing! I have all the ingredients except for the whole milk. I only have almond milk. Do you think this recipe will work with almond milk?

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  3. I love a lemon glaze, with the powdered sugar and lemon juice. It’s good on just about every kind of cake, except some chocolate cakes.

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  4. I adore lemon anything. This is the first I’ve seen alternating the wet and the dry, but it makes sense, I guess.

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  5. This looks just too delicious. I just happen to have bought a bag of lemons the last time I was at the store and need to use them very soon, It is going to be rainy and chilly here tomorrow and calls for a little stress relief baking. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  6. Yum! The kids and I are going to try this next week. With them being home all the time now, we’ve been doing a lot of baking. They’d like this one.

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  7. These recipes sound so good. I can’t wait to try the lemon loaf. With all this going on in the world I have been very anxious. During these times I really crave sweets. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    • You can use 2% but keep in mind this most likely would alter the flavor of the lemon bread. If you have it put some heavy cream in with the 2% you’ll have to play with the ratio. You can also try melted butter in skim, 1% or 2% milk but as I haven’t done it myself I can’t guarantee how it would come out. I wouldn’t put more than 2tsp of melted butter in the milk though.

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  8. i would love to try to make this one it looks delish i had to share it on facebook to my friends n family to try as we are all trapped at home right now during quarantine

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  9. I want to make several to put in my freezer. This looks like it would be perfect to have any day but especially on a warm summer day. I like how all the ingredients and supplies were so clearly laid out.

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  10. This lemon loaf sounds so good. So do all the other recipes. I have really had a sweet tooth with all this stress. I can’t wait to give some of these recipes a try. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

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  11. These recipes sound so good. I can’t wait to try the lemon loaf. With all this going on in the world I have been very anxious. During these times I really crave sweets. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

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